Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I haven't been to a concert in at least a decade

Have you noticed how Ticket Master is Satan? The price of concert tickets went up so much in the past 10 years it's more like buying a car. I mean what a waste of money! I am seeing Metallica tickets going for anywhere from $125-225, what the hell? It's not like you get to have dinner with the band or something. Sure they put on a good show but really, the quality of music is going to be better on cd. I see that Alice in Chains are going for $75. Dude, it's Alice in Chains, $75? Are you serious?

I think the last concert I went to was when I was in college. I went with my then BF the crazy Italian guy Dave. Don't ask, he was a loon. The concert was No Doubt and it was in the late 90's. Very good concert, Gwen knows how to put on a show. Still I think buying tickets back then was a trauma since we were poor college students. Don't ask me how we came up with the money because I haven't a clue. We were, however, by far the oldest people there, everyone else had to bring their parents.

Regardless this was the last concert I went to. And no, I didn't stand and dance for the whole thing like the other tweens around me. Too old for that crap. I sat and enjoyed the show on my ass thank you very much. I haven't had much of an urge to go to a show since, the combination of Ticket Master and the goons that charge $20 for parking at whatever venue the show was at has been enough to dissuade me for a lifetime.

The hubby had a friend who wanted him to go with her to Nine in Nails something like 5 years ago and he went to that. It was a small venue and I hear it was really cool because of that. Now I tell you what, a small venue is what would make it or break it for me. I don't my paying (not a lot but some) to go see a show someplace not gargantuan. Not practical for most rock bands but for country it's do-able.

This Saturday we have Billy Currington (one of my favs) coming in to town. He's going to be at The Cowboy's Dance Hall and I'm sure it's going to be a great show. Even more amazing, tickets are only $15. Of course The dance hall is in a less than stellar part of town. Plus it's a meat market, I won't go by myself. Oh and I don't have any friends that listen to country. I don't think. OK if I do I don't know about it how's that for ya? And don't ask about the hubby, he found out that I down loaded Big Green Tractor and threatened to stage an intervention. He so doesn't do country...

So I'm on a mission this week to find someone (that isn't my husband) to drag out on a Saturday night. Hey it could be worse, Friday night is the PBR there and I'm sure I couldn't get anyone to go with me to that.


The Urban Cowboy said...

I'd go to the PBR with ya...that is if I was a little closer.

MichelleSG said...

That would rock! You must come down to visit the next time you're in Austin. My hubby read that last sentence and had to ask what PBR was, he didn't have a clue.

Susan DeAngelis said...

I know -- the prices of tickets have botten ridulous!

Sometimes, going on ebay or stubhub a short time before the concert, you can get some deals.